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Sverdrup Lecture features Barbara Baird of Cornell

APRIL 7, 2011

The 2010-11 convocation series continues on April 11 and 12 with the Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Lectures.

Barbara A. Baird is the Horace White Professor and chair of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University. She received her BA in chemistry from Knox College and her PhD in chemistry from Cornell University. Her postdoctoral studies were carried out as a Damon Runyon Fellow in the immunology branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health before she joined the Cornell faculty in 1980.

The Baird research laboratory integrates biochemical, biophysical, and nanotechnology approaches to investigate basic mechanisms of cell surface receptors for mediating transmembrane signals in immune responses, particularly the IgE receptor (FceRI) on mast cells. Baird has served on the Council of the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and on scientific advisory/review committees for Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and several universities. She is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Monday, April 11, 2011

7:30 p.m.

Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

How Cells Sense and Respond to Their Environment—Zooming in to Understand and Intervene


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

11 a.m.

Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Making a Contribution in a Complicated World—Individual Passion and Collaborative Power

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